Guantanamo’s Goon Squads Still Torturing Under Obama – – I wonder if this will be on headline news at CNN.
by Sherwood Ross
Despite President Obama’s pledge to end torture, the brutalization of Muslim prisoners at Guantanamo prison continues under his regime.
Guantanamo is where a thug squad called the Immediate Reaction
Force(IRF) tortures inmates while pointing their required video cameras
at the floor to hide their beatings.
In illegal and cowardly assaults on tied-up inmates that violate the
Geneva Conventions, five or more Pentagon IRF MP’s will spray Mace in a
prisoner’s face and then gang-beat him. The MP’s are known to break
bones, gouge eyes, squeeze testicles, inject disease, force the
prisoner’s head into a toilet or bang it on a concrete floor, smear the
prisoner with feces, douse him with noxious chemicals, urinate on him
and even sodomize him. A prisoner may also be virtually buried alive in
total darkness underground for as long as three weeks, during which he
is denied adequate food and sleep. Prisoners have also been hog-tied in
painful positions for hours on end. In short, Guantanamo’s prisoners
have suffered tortures far worse than France’s notorious Devil’s Island.
The above facts about Guantanamo are according to distinguished
investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill in an article published for “World
View News Service.” He quotes Michael Ratner, president of the Center
For Constitutional Rights(CCR) as saying: “They (the IRF) are the Black
Shirts of Guantanamo. IRFs can’t be separated from torture. They are
part of the brutalization of humans treated as less than human.” Adds
Scott Horton, a leading expert on the U.S. military and constitutional
law, “They (the IRF) were trained to brutally punish prisoners in a
brief period of time, and ridiculous pretexts were taken to justify” the
beatings. (One prisoner said he was beaten for feeding crumbs to some
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